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Einstein Electric

Einstein Electric

Einstein Electric

Throughout the 1990’s Einstein Electric played clubs, bars, and festivals across the Midwest. Each night was a different adventure for the band. Some nights they played for two hours, some for over four hours. Einstein Electric ran the musical gambit with sets including covers by Phish, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and Hendrix and originals formed of funk, rock, jazz, and bluegrass.

The band opened shows for national touring acts such as the Jerry Garcia Band, Ekoostic Hookah, and Galactic and successfully producing their own festivals in the summer. Andrew Miller, music journalist for The Pitch, described the band a “uniquely suited to ascend to royalty status” through its “mystical allure of seemingly eternal jams.” Mick Skidmore, senior writer for Relix Magazine regarded Einstein Electric as “highly innovative and skillful playing an exotic mix of jazz and rock, drawing influences from artists such as the Grateful Dead, Santana, Phish, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Frank Zappa.”

In May 1999, Einstein Electric was to begin their late-Spring club/festival tour covering six states and 18 shows in 25 days. However, the prospective tour schedule was too overwhelming and the band walked away from the shows and the spotlight. The band only re-emerged briefly in 2001. Scattered shows from the latter half of their career were taped and archived. Half of the vault remained in Kansas. The other half traveled to Oregon. Efforts are being made to merge and upload the entire vault. Please enjoy each Einstein Electric show uploaded to Archive.org.

Einstein Electric is:
Brian Baggett – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Matt Miner – Drums & Vocals
Ben Lambertus – Bass & Vocals
Ben Singer – Keyboards & Vocals
Drew Perkins – Percussion & Vocals
Chris Handley – Bass & Vocals (2001-)


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Aug 19, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Red Sea, St. Louis Wednesday, August 19, 1998 The Thing -> The Magician Vator Enter the Moon Silakkuavic Sound Travels Leroy -> Virgil's Song
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Aug 1, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Saturday, August 1, 1998 Bottleneck, Lawrence, Kansas Set I China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider King Solomon's Marbles -> Drums -> Space -> Shakedown Street II. Virgil's Song Vator Enter the Moon Cosmic Imperative Sound Travels Esta Delirando Leroy
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Apr 24, 1998 Einstein Electric
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Omega Music Festival Friday, April 24, 1998 Lawrence, KS Celestial Vibration Esta Delirando Virgil's Song Enter The Moon Pickles
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Apr 2, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Thursday, April 2, 1998 Rusty's Last Chance Manhattan, Kansas I. Celestial Vibrations Silakkuavic Paraiso Verano -> Virgil's Song The Magician II. Doin’ It Enter the Moon Esta Delirando -> Drums -> Divided Sky Pickles Leroy Now Dig This Down w/ Disease E. Reggie B.
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Mar 19, 1998 Einstein Electric
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Einstein Electric Thursday, March 19, 1998 The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS Soundcheck Now Dig This Virgil The Magician Enter the Moon Esta Delirando -> Ball Jam -> Drums -> Ball Jam -> Pickles Chatter Divided Sky Chatter Down with Disease
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Mar 11, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Wednesday, March 11, 1998 Davey's Uptown Kansas City, MO Set I Jam intro -> Paraiso Verano -> Virgil's Song Magician (last full version played 1-10-98) Enter the Moon Leroy Set II Mushroom Jam Joe's Garage Silakkuavic Dark Star Drums Pickles Down With Disease E: Mr. Beard (first time played)
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Feb 13, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC February 13, 1998 Hilltop West Set I: Cosmic Imperative Enter the Moon So Excited Leroy Down With Disease Set II: Flying Pann Pickles Thaddeus Groove -> Fire Makes the Rhino Run -> Drums -> Magician -> The Storm -> Fire(reprise) Virgil's Song E: Possum (Cosmic Imperative teases throughout)
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Jan 30, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Friday, January 30, 1998 Hilltop West, KC I. Enter The Moon Thaddeus Groove Esta Delirando Leroy Armando Fire Makes The Rhino Run> Drums> Cosmic Imperative> Run Like An Antelope (1st Time Ever) Paraiso Verano> Virgil's Song Captain Trips (1st Time Ever) II. Now Dig This (1st Time Ever) Down With Disease (1st Time since late 94) Note: Unfortunately, Brian was "down with disease" and had to call it quits
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Jan 10, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Saturday, January 10, 1998 Bottleneck, Lawrence, Kansas Soundcheck -> Possum Magician Enter the Moon Chatter Leroy Armando Chatter Joe’s Garage Thaddeus Dark Star (Paraiso Tease) Drums Jessica Lux of Lapsury Flying Pann 2001 Outro
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Jan 9, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Friday, January 9, 1998 Knickerbockers, Lincoln, Nebraska Fire Makes the Rhino Run -> The Storm -> Fire Reprise Cosmic Imperative Paraiso Verano -> Virgil's Song Esta Delirando Soundcheck> Drums> Pickles E. Leroy
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Jan 9, 1998 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Friday, January 9, 1998 Knickerbockers, Lincoln, Nebraska Fire Makes the Rhino Run -> The Storm -> Fire Reprise Cosmic Imperative Paraiso Verano> Virgil's Song Esta Delirando Soundcheck> Drums> Pickles E. Leroy
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Dec 26, 1997 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Friday, December 26, 1997 Jazzhaus, Lawrence, Kansas I. Flying Pann Thaddeus Groove Enter the Moon Armando Paraiso Verano -> Virgil Cosmic Imperative Divided Sky (False Start) Divided Sky Leroy Lux of Lapsury II. 2001 Fire Makes the Rhino Run Esta Delirando Soundcheck -> Drums -> Soundcheck E. Reggie B.
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Nov 8, 1997 Einstein Electric
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The Farm House Saturday, November 8, 1997 Manhattan, Kansas I. Cosmic Imperative Paraiso Verano -> Virgil's Song Doin It Possum The Magician Chittlins Con Carne II. Joe's Garage Fire Makes the Rhino Run -> The Storm Leroy Divided Sky Esta Delirando -> Ball Jam -> Drums -> Reggie B. E. Pickles
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Oct 31, 1997 Einstein Electric
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I. Paraiso Verano -> Virgil Divided Sky Leroy Lux of Lapsury Fire Makes the Rhino Run -> The Storm -> Cabenza Setbreak: Chatter Special Guest: Unknown Sitarist Song #1 Special Guest: Unknown Sitarist Song #2 Special Guest: Unknown Sitarist Song #3 Chatter Costume Contest II. The Magician -> Esta Delirando -> Ball Jam -> Drums -> Brer the Rabbit Space -> Joe’s Garage E. Pickles Reggie B.
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Oct 28, 1997 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC The Bottleneck, Lawrence, Kansas October 28th, 1997 Cosmic Imperative (over 20 mins) Chameleon (over 16 mins) Blues Jam (over 8 mins) Enter the Moon (1st words in almost an hour) The Thing>Magician (over 20 mins) Fire Makes the Rhino Run Drums Leroy The Storm -> Cabenza Blues Encore: Possum (missing)
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Jul 26, 1997 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC Lambertus Lair, Topeka, Kansas CAMPiNg TRIP July 26, 1997 I. Intro Paraiso Verano –> Virgil Flying Pann Cosmic Imperative Possum II. Space –> Fire Makes the Rhino Run –> Moby Dick –> Drums –> Moby Dick –> Blues* –> Enter the Moon –> The Storm –> Fire Reprise –> Cabenza Small Fuzzy Creatures Hanging Together in the Woods and Banging with a Mallet –> 2001 Missing Set III *Ben on harmonica
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Jul 19, 1997 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC July 19, 1997 Gators, Topeka, KS I. Tunings Intro -> Jam -> Zappa Tune -> Enter the Moon Marbles -> Jam Reggie B. Chameleon -> Esta Delirando So Excited Leroy Possum Announcements II. Cosmic Imperative Flying Pann Music Never Stopped Tease -> Drums -> Paraiso Verano -> Virgil Lux of Lapsury Fire -> Storm -> Cabenza Eat that Question Space -> 2001 E. Forest Noises -> Dark Star
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Jul 17, 1997 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC The Jazzhaus, Lawrence, KS July 17, 1997 I. Intro Possum Reggie B. Chameleon Leroy Esta Delirano Cosmic Imperative Enter the Moon Lux of Lapsury Eat that Question Announcement II. Dark Star Drums The Storm Fire Reprise Tuning Flying Pan Paraiso Verano E. 2001 Fill: soundcheck
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May 20, 1997 Einstein Electric
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I. Intro Drivin’ South Esta Delirando Cosmic Paraiso Virgil’s Song Chameleon II. Leroy* Fire Makes the Rhino Run -> Drums-> Possum The Storm Cabenza Pickles E. My Soul* 2001 * w/ Jill Atherton on Sax
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Oct 23, 1996 Einstein Electric
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EINSTEIN ELECTRIC The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS October 23, 1996 Drums Intro Eat that Question Drivin’ South Chameleon Fire Makes the Rhino Run Marbles Third Stone from the Sun Cosmic Imperative Jessica Moby Dick A Blues Unknown
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